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Signing Robben Would Be An Insult

Apparently, according to respected and credible media sources, Arjen Robben is close to a move to Manchester United. Well such a deal would be an insult.

First, it would insult our faith. Fergie, in no uncertain terms, confirmed that United would not make any more signings, whatever happens. Why would he retract his words for Arjen Robben? For Lionel Messi, maybe, but it's unlikely he'll become available any time soon...

Then it would insult the wingers at the club. Sir Alex assured Nani and Valencia that he had complete confidence in them and lavished praise on Park last May. He even hinted at giving opportunities to Tosic though so far he looks reluctant to use the Serbian. A last-minute signing of Arjen Robben would not exactly ooze faith in the players available, considering the man is desperately prone to injuries and the last time he passed a ball Ace of Base were pretty popular.

And of course it would be an insult to our pride, already wounded by the acquisition of Michael Owen. Arjen Robben agreed, verbally, on a transfer to United back in 2004, only to allow his head to be turned by the money that Chelsea and the slimy Kenyon threw at him. Why would we give him another chance? No way.

Yes, my point is that it is essentially a non-story. I really don't know why I dedicated an entire article to it...

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 26 2009

Time: 11:48PM

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No please no!!
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27/08/2009 02:29:00

this is so not u will benefit so much if robben arrives..he is one of the best wingers in the was all because of robben and higuin that rm had a shot at the title...
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27/08/2009 07:23:00

I'm more annoyed we didn't go for Sneijder to be honest. £14 million is cheap and not a risk in my opinion. Shame really, don't see anything happening regarding Robben.
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27/08/2009 11:46:00

Robben is world class, last season AT TIMES he was on par with ronaldo and messi. i would welcome him with open arms :|
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27/08/2009 12:21:00

robben is a brilliant player when hes fit....manu need a player like him coz our midfield doesnt look capable of putting in any killer balls or scoring too many goals.manu shouldve spoken about bringing in schneider and robben both when they were negotiating ronaldos move.fergies got it wrong for once.
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27/08/2009 17:20:00

Sneijder is a better option. As is Higuian.
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27/08/2009 19:12:00

I think he'd be great!!!!! Nani, isn't the answer, and Tosic needs more time!! Robben is injury prone but then when he is injured it gives the others a chance and when he's not then you have a WORLD CLASS player with tons of pace!!!!
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27/08/2009 20:48:00

Robben and Sneijder would be nice. Its not as if we're broke, we clearly need more in midfield and no ones gonna tell me that Carrick, Fletcher and Park are great players, good players but not great players and we require great players to achieve what this great club aims for.
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28/08/2009 01:27:00

I can see the absence of Ronaldo on Furgerson 's playlist is driving him crazy that he now want to buy Robben to fill the pothole created by C Ronaldo.
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28/08/2009 14:42:00

Good one le tw*t above. Thats why Robbens just joined Bayern. Seriously as time goes on the intelligence of football fans just gets worse and worse.
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28/08/2009 14:55:00


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